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welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight, tension is flaring in the middle east where palestinian militants in gaza say they have fired rockets deep inside israel. even before the latest attack, israel's defense minister said hamas would be stopped one way or another by air or by ground. it has launched airstrikes on air strikels 150 locations. we start in gaza. israelige filmed by the ministry as airstrikes target gaza. each one brings distraction. this car was turned to wreckage three palestinian
militants. it says it wants to stop those behind rocket attacks. few hours ago, three men, all hamas militants, were driving along the street in gaza city. now they are being carried to the graveyard. they were killed in an israeli airstrike. look at the crowd that has turned out to pay their respects. civilians killed here, hamas leader swore they would hit back. >> we weren't the occupiers against escalation and attacking we warned warrant -- the occupiers against escalation and attacking homes. one days or two days gethree days, we have to
our resources and deal with the victims. >> with rockets fired into southern israel today, the cycle of violence continues. wags israel is massing its forces on the border with gaza. reserves and is determined to stop incoming fire. it is scary just to be around the noises and the bombing and everything. aroundowns and villages the border, israelis take refuge. since midnight, more than 90 rockets have hit the country. this is the headquarters of southern command. operations will be directed from here.
they are about to order a grounder of an offensive into gaza. ground driven offensive into gaza. >> nor by launching any kind of offensive by air, by ground, whatever, in order to start them. >> israel now faces decisions. a ground offensive into gaza would be its most serious move. the tension, i spoke to david aaron miller, a distinguished scholar at the woodrow wilson center. where do you think this goes now? >> it is going to be worse before it gets worse. israel is calling up 35,000 reservists. they called up almost 75,000 in 2012 and hope that hamas gets the message.
i don't think, frankly, that is in any position to negotiate or bargain. , the release of , greater flexibility in terms of imports and exports into gaza, greater leeway in getting the crossing from gaza into egypt open. they smell a bit of weakness on israel's part. it is clear that this prime minister is in the middle. to avoid, if possible, the use of ground troops because in the end, if he dislodges the hamas government, what are they going to do? >> you have seen negotiations
between these two sides for decades. is there anyone right now, since secretary kerry seems to have pulled back from that position, who can negotiate a truce? >> if this was between abbas and israel, it would be one thing, but it's not. this is a conflict between israel and hamas. they have worked out a relatively stable way to deal with one another. in between bouts of violence and confrontation, the egyptians could play a role, but let's be serious. no amount of egyptian negotiating or mediating or even israeli acquiescence is going to work. this really does require a decision on the part of hamas normaltuation return to circumstances or accept the consequences.
as i said, it's going to get worse before it gets worse. >> is there anything abbas can do? waye needs to assist in any he can to identify and apprehend the individuals responsible for the three israeli teens. it appears now that there are three suspects who have killing, to the burning alive, torture and palestinian teenager. a boss is on the sidelines. he is marginalized. >> we have to leave it there. thank you very much for joining us. in afghanistan, abdullah abdullah has claimed the three -- claimed presidential victory
even though his opponent is well ahead in the vote count. mr. abdullah said he received fewer votes only because of electoral fraud. president obama warned mr. abdullah that any attempt to seize power in legally could lead to washington cutting off aid. >> it may have looked like a victory rally, but no winner has been declared. of della ripped down a portrait -- supporters ripped down a portrait of outgoing president hamid karzai. he finally arrived. minister,inance abdullah abdullah, famed for his resistance to the taliban and. round the front runner in one of the presidential race.
fortune reversed. he claims fraud. >> we are the party, we are the winners. >> arrest less crowd urged him to announce a parallel he resisted.ut despite warnings from the united states that this could jeopardize security in the united states. instead he called for more time to consider his next move. the question is, can his supporters wait? these are now uncertain times in afghanistan in the coming days. in the camp, a conciliatory mood. he pledged his cooperation with authorities.
provisional results indicate his lead by my thousand votes. they want to ensure legitimacy of the process, and fairness of the result. moment forefining afghanistan and its fragile transition. the senior u.s. visitor is expected here later this week. bbc news, kabul. to announce the winner of an election that the country can rally around. in the united states, president obama asked congress for 3.7 billion dollars in emergency spending to deal with the surge of children trying to enter the united states illegally. many are fleeing crime and violence in central america but their rising numbers have triggered a humanitarian and political quandary. winding border, this nation of immigrants is
facing a new challenge, not from the regular brand of economic migrants, but there offs ring. children from central american nations such as el salvador, honduras, and guatemala have been arriving in unprecedented numbers. 52,000 unaccompanied children in the last eight months alone. >> the journey is unbelievably dangerous. the children who are fortunate enough to survive it will be taken care of while they go process, butegal in most cases, that process will require them to go home. >> this has created tension in certain communities, prompting electiondent -- whose was due in no small part to his appeal to the hispanic voter, to
call for a crackdown, a crackdown that would speed of deportation procedures, bolster border surveillance and root out the gangs that helped smuggle migrants across the border, an aggressive response aimed at alleviating the problem before it gets even work -- even worse. from cracking down, protesters believe the response should be far more forgiving. amongst those at the podium were traveled here from guatemala she was 11 years old and ended up spending a month in detention. >> they go through a time when they do not know what is happening. they are scared. they do not speak the language. parties agreecal america's immigration system is broken. what they can't agree on is how
to fix it. while congress remains gridlocked, the youngest and most vulnerable remain trapped in a cycle of poverty, violence, and american party politics. bbc news, washington. >> a political problem with fresh urgency this summer. attackeddent has been in the palace in the capital of somali. thee was a car bomb near entrance. at least five people were killed. therity officials say situation is under control now. british scientist claimed to have made a rake through in developing blood tests to alzheimer's disease. the number suffering from dementia is expect to to triple by 2050. this test has an accuracy of 87%. experts warn it may not be ready
for general use. with alzheimer's for more than a decade. she has been caring for him ever since he was diagnosed. today's breakthrough has come too late for them, but they see that some in the future may benefit from early diagnosis. go for testse can because they want to know what the facts are. other people who do not know and then find are out what the facts are can be .ery distressed by it >> the laboratory devised a simple broad -- lead test based on proteins. trials of possible treatments can be applied to the right people. >> for research purposes, it is very important.
we will be able to treat these people a lot earlier because we want to detect them a lot earlier before they contact alzheimer's disease. >> alzheimer's counts for about two thirds of the total numbers of dementia cases in the u.k. the test was tried on 1100 patients and predicted with 87% accuracy which would develop alzheimer's. -- this is an important milestone in developing a treatment that would delay the onset of alzheimer's. it may be a few years yet before the test is widely available to patients. will people be offered a test to tell them whether they could develop alzheimer's? >> because all tests have a this positive rate,
certainly would not be available and should not be available for general screening to the public. >> more than 40 million people suffer from dementia around the world. alzheimer's research has moved painfully slowly. now british science has opened up new possibilities. >> you are watching bbc world news america. omar to come, 25 years on, bashir is as defiant as ever despite his country's big problems. the south korean government released a report today on the ferry disaster that claimed almost 300 lives back in april. they pointed to government corruption and negligence for the accident. the report came as the trial of the captain and crew members resumed. we have this report. courtroom, video
footage shown by the prosecution. also footage from inside the ship, shot by one of the schoolchildren who died in the disaster. it shows him and his classmates have heard in the ship, wearing notr life jackets, understanding the gravity of the situation. this is important footage to show because it shows how close the exit doors were too many of the children on board. they are making the case that none of the devs needed to happen had the captain and the crew acted differently. the judge said he understood this could be very distressing it was necessary. there were many tears in the courtroom as it was being played. this is a particularly distressing sign for many of the
families. one woman was seen breaking down in tears screaming again and again give me back my children. all this comes on the same day as the interim government report spreads the blame for the disaster much more widely, calling into question the actions of the coast guard, regulators, inspectors, 11 officials already being prosecuted on corruption charges, and the south korean president vowing to clean up lapsed regulations, lapsed inspections, and make south korea stay for its citizens. bbc news, south korea. for its citizens. bbc news, south korea. newest country marks its third birthday tomorrow, but south sudan doesn't really have much to celebrate. it is in the midst of a devastating civil war and the fallout is being felt across the border in sudan, which also just
had an anniversary. its president has been in power for 25 years. while bashir is the longest-serving leader, it has not been an easy time for the country. man with something to celebrate. bashir has been in power for longer than any other sudanese leader, 25 years. he is a fiery orator and the equally corrosive figure. his order century in power, there has not been a single day of peace. fighting in southern sudan ended in 2005, but by then, conflict had flared up in par 4. the president used air power and ethnic militias to fight the rebels.
>> do hereby swear by -- >> three years ago south sudan split away. brashear honored his promise to , but the joyrendum was bad news for brashear. when south sudan declared its ofependence, sudan lost most its oil, so now the economy is struggling. now bashir has to deal with new conflicts in old trouble spots. secession, conflict, economic , the president's position has never been weaker, but he is nothing if not a consummate survivor. >> bashir and his cordrey are -- coterie are very
much committed to the presidency and the government, and they also have not groomed any successors, even within the administration. in a way, they have no alternative but to transition in a graceful manner. sudan's terrible wars continue. very often citizens pay the price. although bashir is more popular in sudan than outsiders believe, for many sudanese, his 25 years in power have been the darkest in the country's history. .> looking back at sudan onto the world cup, it was a how to run this day for brazil. the score was 7-1 to germany, a complete massacre of the brazilian team.
five goals were scored in the first 30 minutes of the game. don't know if that had ever been seen before. not a good night for the brazilians. therrow, argentina takes on netherlands in the second semi final. argentina has not won a world cup in almost 30 years. davis has this report. >> arjun tina has seen better days. seen othera has days. allegations of corruption. in this most passionate of footballing countries, no world cup title to celebrate for 28 years. but in the cold of the midwinter boy and a cyrus morning, there is renewed belief -- point i aires morning, there is renewed belief.
>> he is huge. play with him to and for him. he is simply the best player in the world. 5'7", but he still looms large over the argentine capital. this is a nation that adores its heroes and icons. he made his international debut here. wheres a tiny club many famous players started their careers. >> this endless debate, who is the best, i don't care, because here we helped them both on their way. >> the clubs are grossly underfunded. most of the best players are deceased and they have not won
the world cup since 1986, but many fans think this is their moment. where better to prove that then in the home of their fiercest rivals, brazil? the invasion has already begun and at home, many cases of argentine flew. -- flu. air,ay, at home, on the the only discussion among the people of argentina is the cup. >> the ninth of july.
argentina's independence day. fans and tend to be back here again after sunday's final. >> thanks for watching. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, kovler foundation, union bank,
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> wooduff: as unaccompanied children continue to surge across the border, president obama asks congress for nearly $4 billion dollars in emergency money. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this tuesday, a sharp escalation in the deadly violence gripping the middle east. israeli forces launched more than one-hundred airstrikes on the gaza strip to counter rocket attacks by hamas. >> ifill: plus, chicago's struggle to curb gun violence after another deadly weekend. >> wooduff: and, in indonesia, a heated race for president, showcases a new breed of politician, who's risen from the ranks of the working class.